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Is Your Child's Brain Starving?


Published 2003


Lecture on how diet can contribute to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) by Dr. Michael R. Lyon, MD. Shot at Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta.

Dr. Lyon - "As the director of a medical & research centre, I have explored a variety of potential treatments to improve brain function in children and adults, without the use of drugs like Ritalin. Although I believe there is promise in certain herbal medicines and in non-drug treatments such as biofeedback, I have seen the most profound improvements in learning and behaviour through an intelligently applied nutritional program."

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Notes from cameraman (Gordon McDowell):
Dr. Lyon later emailed me a copy of his Power Point presentation , which I've incorporated into the video.


Run time 80 minutes
Producer NA
Production Company NA
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Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information Dr. Michael R. Lyon, MD is Medical and Research Director of <a href="http://www.functionalmedicine.ca/">FunctionalMedicine.Ca</a> <br /> <a href="mailto:gordonmcdowell@gmail.com">Gordon McDowell</a> created the video.

Credits

Gordon McDowell runs a video blog at opensourcevideo.blogspot.com/, where he posts all of his open source video creations.

Shotlist

00:03:00 - Lack of investigation into environmental factors and diet as contributing factors in ADHD.
00:06:20 - Rise in psychiatric disorders.
00:09:10 - Book: "Healing the Hyperactive Brain".
00:09:40 - ADHD is a brain condition. Executive centers of brain undeveloped and inactive.
00:12:40 - Simulant medication effect on ADHD.
00:14:50 - Brain under siege from neurotoxic exposure.
00:17:02 - Mercury vapor (tooth fillings).
00:23:40 - Magazine: "Environmental Health Perspectives": Organophosphorus pesticide exposure of urban and suburban pre-school children with organic and conventional diets.
00:25:26 - Book: "Generations at Risk".
00:28:40 - Frogs are the 'canaries' of the natural world.
00:32:53 - Fast Food / Junk Food.
00:37:13 - Brain composed 100% of nutrients.
00:37:30 - Setting the Stage for ADHD.
00:40:24 - Measurements of omega fatty acids in test subjects.
00:44:35 - Omega acids require delta-6-desaturase B3/B6/Vit.C/Zn/Mg to be converted into DHA and other fatty acids required by brain.
00:52:22 - Mg supplement.
00:56:00 - Dehydration.
00:56:30 - Brain-gut connection.
00:59:00 - Leaky gut.
01:00:58 - Leaky gut syndrome symptoms.
01:08:00 - Book: "Is Your Child's Brain Starving?"
01:10:45 - Modified food pyramid.
01:11:54 - Smart Nutrition Program.
01:12:05 - Antioxidant phytochemicals.
01:13:17 - ANT PIE (Abstain, Nourish, Toxins, Probiotics, Identify, Eliminate).
01:14:02 - Support detoxification.
01:18:49 - Thanks to "Natural Factors" and "Community Natural Foods".

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